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Download Factsheets - Eczema

Factsheets on eczema including the different types of eczema and ways of treating each condition. Click on each heading to download a pdf. For information about atopic eczema and contact dermatitis, please see our booklets.

Discoid eczema

This factsheet contains specifics on this particular type of eczema including - who gets discoid eczema, what does it look like, what causes it and how it is treated.

Ear eczema

This factsheet contains advice on the different types of ear eczema and how each can be treated.

Eczema around the eyes

This factsheet describes eczema of the eyelid skin, contact dermatitis, blepharitis and allergic conjunctivitis. The site of the eczema, how it looks and the ways of treating each type are mentioned.

Eczema in later life

This factsheet describes the ways in which eczema can manifest in later life, and how best to prevent and manage the condition.

Facial eczema

This factsheet covers the different types of eczema that can affect the face and outlines treatment options available.

Female genital eczema

Information on managing and treating female genital eczema including practical tips.

Hand eczema

This factsheet considers why eczema appears on the hands and what the treatments are for this particular type of eczema.

Male genital eczema

Information on managing and treating male genital eczema including practical tips.


Pompholyx eczema is a blistering type of eczema restricted to the hands and feet. This factsheet covers the appearance and practical management of this form of eczema along with treatment options.

Scalp eczema

This factsheet looks at the different types of eczema that can affect the scalp with advice on treatment and daily management.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis and cradle cap in infants

This factsheet examines the causes and treatments of this type of eczema in babies.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis in adults

This factsheet discusses who gets seborrhoeic eczema, what it looks like and where it can appear as well as the causes and treatment involved.

Varicose eczema

This factsheet describes who can get varicose (or gravitational) eczema as well as the causes of it, possible prevention and the treatments.

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All our medical information is reviewed by either Dermatologists, GPs with a special interest in eczema or dermatology nurses.